Things to Do: March 9-15, 2020

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region March 9-15, 2020:

Note: due to the coronavirus outbreak some events may be cancelled. Please check back for updates.

  • Lake Lewis Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute Presentation: The Bretz Saga, Revisited – March 10
  • Columbia Basin Concert Band – March 10
  • Lecture – Glass: How Exactly Do We Use It To Immobilize Radioactive Waste – March 10 – NOTE: Cancelled!
  • Tri-Cities Photography Club Meeting – March 12
  • Robert Richardson Memorial Scholarship Concert – March 12
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 13 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Vintage at the Ridge – March 13 & 14 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • CLEAR Leadership Conference – March 13 & 14
  • 2020 Walla Walla Guitar Festival – March 13-15
  • Garden Fever with WSU Master Gardeners – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Kids Engineering Day – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Franklin County Historical Museum: St. Patrick’s Day Reopening Event – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Prosser Sip & Stroll – March 14
  • LIGO Public Tours – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Shamrock Shakedown – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser: The Roaring 20s, A Gatsby Gala – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Tri-Cities Wood Carvers: 26th Annual Artistry in Wood – March 14 & 15 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 15 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Adelphian Concert Choir Tour – March 15 – NOTE: Cancelled
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Lake Lewis Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute Presentation: The Bretz Saga, Revisited – March 10


Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
From 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Free to attend

Naturalist, educator, writer, and photographer Eric Lindstrom provides an enticing sneak preview of his up-and-coming book about the celebrated geologist J Harlen Bretz. We all know the name and the legend of ‘Bretz’, but this presentation hopes to share new insight on the man who gave us our name ‘Channeled Scablands’.

Lake Lewis Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute is dedicated to the study of natural historic events that sculpted this region and education of the local public to the geological wonders that surround us. We host free, bi-monthly presentations on the second Tuesday every other month and sponsor field trips throughout the year.
Info: https://iafi.org/event/the-bretz-saga-revisited-2/

Columbia Basin Concert Band – March 10


Southridge High School Auditorium, 3520 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The Columbia Basin Concert Band will present a program of classic and contemporary music featuring works by Alfred Reed, David Gillingham, Robert W. Smith, and John Philip Sousa. The evening will include a performance by special guests, the Libby Middle School Concert Band, under the direction of Mike Bryan.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/189096202473590/

Lecture – Glass: How Exactly Do We Use It To Immobilize Radioactive Waste – March 10 – NOTE: Cancelled!


Richland Pubic Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

A presentation by Jaime George –

Learn about the work Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is doing to clean up legacy waste at the Hanford site. What about glass makes it a good candidate for waste immobilization? How do the melters work? What are the challenges we face and how do we overcome them?
Info: https://www.pnnl.gov/events/glass-how-exactly-do-we-use-it-immobilize-radioactive-waste

Tri-Cities Photography Club Meeting – March 12


Benton County PUD, 2721 W. 10th St. in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to the public

“Real Estate Photography – From Amateur to Full Time” – a presentation by Jesse Prentice –

Jesse Prentice is the proprietor of A Beautiful Dominion, a real estate photography business serving all of Oregon plus Southwest and Coastal Washington State. Jesse started his part-time business in 2012 while working at an administrative job for a paper company. After three years Jesse left his day job and made the leap to full time real estate photography. At that point he employed 2 full-time people. Today he employs 16 in various aspects of the business. Services he offers include standard, enhanced, and aerial (drone) videography packages as well as 3d renderings.

Jesse will be speaking to the club about how he went from amateur to full time, his approach to different shoots, and exceptions to the usual. He will also tell us how to take pleasing interior and exterior shots of our own homes and other buildings.
Info: https://tricityphotoclub.com/

Robert Richardson Memorial Scholarship Concert – March 12


Columbia Basin College Arts Center, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Come hear the best high school musicians in the area all at one event. This Recital is the final phase of a three step process designed to select the top three candidates to receive the Robert Richardson Scholarship.

Robert W. Richardson lived with a song in his lips and music in his heart. When he died, at 77 on Sept. 2, 1990, his love of music continued living. Richardson, a Tri-Citian most of his youthful and adult life, enabled this love to continue for future generations of musicians who graduate from Tri-City area high schools.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/221319832242854/

Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 13 – NOTE: Cancelled


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Everett Silvertips.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Vintage at the Ridge – March 13 & 14 – NOTE: Cancelled


Southridge Sports and Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Friday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. & Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 Per Person at the Door (good both days) – Kids 12 & Under are Free

The annual Vintage at the Ridge offers 21,000 sq. ft. of shopping paradise featuring antiques, holiday & home decor, gourmet foods, unique gifts, vintage & re-purposed treasures.
Info: https://www.go2kennewick.com/1179/Vintage-at-the-Ridge

CLEAR Leadership Conference – March 13 & 14


Richland Adventist Church, 1807 McMurray Ave. in Richland
Friday from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. & Saturday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person – must register online
Note: childcare is available for ages 18 mos. – 10 years

You are invited to the CLEAR conference 2020 – a TrueWind Leadership event hosted by the Richland Adventist Church.

The CLEAR Leadership Conference focuses on what it takes for leaders to be able to navigate through the fog of confusing voices and clearly communicate what emerges from deep within. As leaders, we must have unbelievable clarity if we are going to see and anticipate obstacles before they materialize. CLEAR will aid leaders with practical ways to help them unmistakably visualize a preferred future and purpose.

Friday, March 13
5:00 p.m. – Registration/Check in Desk Open
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. General Session (Sergio)

Saturday, March 14
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. General Session (Dave, Sergio and our local professional Panel)
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. break
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. General Session (Dave Ferguson)
6:00 p.m. Supper
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. General Session/ Featuring Joshua Jordan.

Dave Ferguson, pastor of the Collegedale, TN Adventist Church, and Pastor Sergio Manente will be presenting.
Info & Registration: https://www.myrichlandchurch.org/about/ClearConference2020

2020 Walla Walla Guitar Festival – March 13-15


Downtown Walla Walla

Welcome to the 9th annual Walla Walla Guitar Festival featuring 30 bands, in 10 venues all within walking distance in Downtown Walla Walla! Performers include: Sugaray Rayford, Randy McAllister, Artur Menezes, and more!

Ticket prices range from $25 – $149.
Info & Tickets: https://wallawallaguitarfestival.ticketbud.com/2020

Garden Fever with WSU Master Gardeners – March 14


WSU Tri-Cities, EAST Building 2710 Crimson Way in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 – $50

Catch the Garden Fever with WSU Master Gardeners Garden Fever is a day-long educational event of gardening classes for local gardeners. The program consists of key-note speakers followed with a variety of break-out classes.

Stone Soup Cafe will have box lunches available for pre-order (about $10). Lunch orders will be accepted the morning of the event. You’re also welcome to bring a sack lunch or dine at a local restaurant.

Master Gardeners, local businesses and youth from the Juvenile Justice Center mentored by our Master Gardeners will have plants, gardening gloves, books, crafts, and more for sale!
Info & Registration: https://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/event/garden-fever-with-wsu-master-gardeners-formerly-spring-garden-day/

Kids Engineering Day – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled


Wiley Elementary School, 2820 S Highlands Blvd. in West Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free event for elementary age kids and their parents

Hosted by Energy Northwest Women In Nuclear –

Come explore STEM activities with us at the 8th annual Kids Engineering Day! This is a free event for elementary age kids and their parents.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1252705288254114/

Franklin County Historical Museum: St. Patrick’s Day Reopening Event – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled


Franklin County Historical Society & Museum, 305 N 4th Ave. in Pasco
From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Free Admission to the Museum all day!

After our long winter closure to update and install new exhibits – it’s time to celebrate our reopening! Join us for the Irish band, “The Desert Rovers” and the Grand Opening of our new exhibits:

– The Empress and The Ambassador: Take a look into the namesake of our county, Benjamin Franklin’s relationship with the Empress Catherine the Great of Russia. New artifacts include books included in Franklin’s original library in Philadelphia in the mid-1700’s and china that Catherine commissioned in the Wedgewood Husk pattern.

– Trains, Tribes and Towns: A deeper look into the rich railroad history of this area and how it affected the growth of the towns. Recent acquisitions from the former Washington Heritage Railroad Society will be featured.

– The Mid-Columbia Gallery of Agrarian Art: See this expansion to the existing Clements-Hooks Gallery in the Oberst Room.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/286550075654549/

Prosser Sip & Stroll – March 14


Downtown Prosser
From 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Must be 21+

Our 2nd annual wine and craft beverage event in Historic Downtown! Join us on a walk downtown; stopping at venues to taste wine, beer and hard cider from area producers as you see our shops and historic buildings. Small bites will be available at locations from a variety of local restaurants. Tickets are now available $20/person; includes event glass and 5 scrip. Day of tickets will be $25/person. Additional scrip available $2/scrip at event. Tickets are limited.
Info & Tickets: https://historicprosser.com/event/2nd-annual-sip-stroll/

LIGO Public Tours – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled

127124 N Rt. 10 in Richland

Come take a look at LIGO! On the second Saturday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility. Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Info: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA

Shamrock Shakedown – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled


The Parkade Bar & Grill, 207 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – must be 21+ to attend

Come down and support the Warrior Sisterhood! It will be tons of fun! There will be green beer to drink and hourly drawings for prizes. All funds raised is to support local women dealing with any type of cancer.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/773167973191782/

Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser: The Roaring 20s, A Gatsby Gala – March 14 – NOTE: Cancelled


Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per person

Join Mid-Columbia Ballet, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, and Mid-Columbia Symphony in a spectacular joint fundraising event on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Our theme for the Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser 2020 (MCAF 2020) is “The Roaring 20s, A Gatsby Gala” This swingin’ party celebrates the social, artistic, and cultural dynamism of the Mid-Columbia arts community and will be a night to celebrate the arts through live performance, food, drink, and live and silent auctions.
Tickets: https://e.givesmart.com/events/eFm/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2522550068032082/

Tri-Cities Wood Carvers: 26th Annual Artistry in Wood – March 14 & 15 – NOTE: Cancelled


Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 West Metaline Ave. in Kennewick
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Admission $4.00, children 12 and under free

The Tri-Cities Woodcarvers are hosting their 26th Annual Artistry in Wood – Juried Show and Sale. There will be wood carving displays, competitions, and tools/books/wood for sale. The featured carver is Eric Owens from Boise, Idaho.
Info: https://tri-citieswoodcarvingclub.blogspot.com/

Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 15 – NOTE: Cancelled


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 4:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Everett Silvertips.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Adelphian Concert Choir Tour – March 15 – NOTE: Cancelled


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1609 W. 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 4 p.m.
Complimentary Admission

The Adelphian Concert Choir from the University of Puget Sound School of Music performs their first concert of the Spring 2020 in Kennewick. Featuring Steven Zopfi, conductor and Jeff Caldwell, piano. The choir will also be performing in Walla Walla at the Walla Walla High School on March 16 at 7 p.m.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/UnivPugetSoundMusic/

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Mid-Columbia Woodturners – through March 27

Gallery at the Park:, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Hours:
Mondays: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Mid-Columbia Woodturners will be having a show at The Gallery At The Park through March 27.
About Mid-Columbia Woodturners: http://midcolumbiawoodturners.org/index.php
About Gallery at the Park: https://www.galleryatthepark.org/

Esvelt Gallery: “Something Old, Something New” by Juventino Aranda  – through March 19

Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed
Free admission and open to the public

Aranda’s work investigates the complexities surrounding the politics of immigration, personal experiences and identity. He is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington, with his first solo show “Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses”. In 2016 he was the recipient of the James W. Ray Venture Project Award. His work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Tacoma Art Museum and the Microsoft Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Eastern Washington University.

Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 12th at 5 p.m. in L102
Closing Reception: Thursday, March 12th at 6 p.m.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/819996055129673/

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Nightlife Music


For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

The Reach Museum


1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday – closed
Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no new admissions after 4 p.m.)
Admission: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free – annual memberships are also available for purchase.

Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar. Also, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.
Info: https://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

Museums, Historical Societies, and History
For information about museums, historical societies, and history for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows


Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission (single feature/double feature): $8/$13 adults, $7/$11 seniors, $5/$8 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online or at the door)

– Friday, March 13: Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m. and Apollo 11: Man’s First Step onto the Moon at 8 p.m.

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what’s visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news.
Info & Tickets: https://cbcplanetarium.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4311 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium/

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website


For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers’ Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website: https://tri-citiesguide.org.

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